Gambling campaign taken to Westminster

Campaigners have taken their fight against fixed odds betting machines to Westminster

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Region's gamblers lost £110m last year on "fixed odds betting machines"

Fixed odds betting machines Credit: ITV News

Figures released today are expected to reveal that more than £110m was lost by Yorkshire gamblers last year on controversial betting machines.

Figures due to be published this lunchtime will reveal an estimated £112m was gambled away in the region last year on fixed odds betting terminals.

In total, estimates by lobby group the Campaign for Fairer Gambling will suggest more than £3bn was staked on the addictive machines in Yorkshire in 2013 - around £600 for every man, woman and child.

The region's gambling hot spot is Leeds, where an estimated £16m was lost by punters last year, on 414 machines spread across 114 betting shops. Next highest was Doncaster, followed by Hull, Huddersfield and York.

The highest losses per head of population were in the Parliamentary constituency of Hull West and Hessle, where punters lost nearly £50 for every man, woman and child.

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